I've been to a bed store and looked at the Tempurpedic and the Simmons Recharge World Class. I liked the support feel and idea of foam... and hope my aching hips and lower back and shoulders would benefit. I am a side sleeper, but here's the thing... I suffer hot flashes and night sweats! They suck, and I'm worried they would be BAD for foam! This site offered the Sealy Embody ( Latex) as another option. I like the idea of no dust mites from foam/ latex, but maybe coils are a better idea for my body and heat regulation issues?
Also... my husband has allergies so 'no dust mites' would be good for him. PLUS.. we have 3 dogs who all jump up and down off the bed daily and share sleeping with us.... and I'm not sure if all that four legged action would be bad for foam / latex? My goal is to help my back/ shoulder/ hip pain and quit tossing and turning to get comfortable....= enthusiasm for foam/latex idea BUT I do not want to melt my foam in menopausal hot flashes!!!
YOUR THOUGHTS PLEASE!!! Thank you :-) Kathryn
Well, we have a lot of details to straighten out.
At present, you are regurgitating the hype that you've heard....most of it is inaccurate.
Let's start with the dust mites. All foams, not just latex, provide a hostile environment for dust mites. There's no place for them to nest and breed.
That is not to say that if you buy a foam mattress, of any kind, that you won't have dust mites. Dust mites are everywhere and they will still collect on the surface of your mattress.
They feed off of dead skin cells and you shed thousands of them every night. For dust mites, your mattress is their dinner table....and nothing you buy is going to change that.
What will help is to 1) change and launder your linens frequently....and 2) when you have your bed striped, vacuum the surface of the mattress.
Only these steps will minimize your dust mite population.
Using fear to sell products is nothing new. Beware of this tactic. It's usually used to sell you something you don't need....and won't work.
"Foams" There are 3 basic types of foams...Memory, polyurethane and latex. Latex is the only one that is natural, made from the sap of the rubber tree. It is, by far, the oldest...first developed in the 1880s and introduced for use as a mattress in the 1920s. It is the best and most expensive. It out-performs everything else by a long shot. It is also, the coolest of all the foams.
The Sealy Embody line has two halves...the latex half and the memory foam half. Both halves are hybrids, using a thick base layer of poly foam and a couple/few inches of latex or memory foam.
However, none of the latex used by Sealy is natural. It's 100% synthetic latex....and, the poly foam base will be the first part to wear out.
Sweating at night and having that perspiration getting into the foams is bad for poly foam and memory foam. In both cases, mold will eventually form....something that doesn't happen with natural latex.
Your problems are not insurmountable. There is a solution for everything....which does not include what you've been looking at.
Here are two links. The first for the right mattress, which will provide the firm support your back requires. The second is for a 2" soft Talalay latex foam topper, which will turn that firm mattress into an extremely comfortable bed...providing all natural, chemical free, comfort that lasts. Delivery is free and there's no sales tax.
Here they are...everything you need. What's more, stuff that actually works, works well, and lasts a long time. There is no substitute for quality...and, as always, quality is your best value.
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